Multinational Oil company, Tullow and Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), a youth development organisation committed to the promotion of an equitable and inclusive society have acknowledged the remarkable support from STEM Bridge Teachers Volunteer Corps on World Teacher’s Day.
YBF commended the outstanding teachers for their exemplary leadership and work that have affected and transformed the lives of the students at the basic level and Senior High Schools in all the six coastal districts of the Western Region under the ‘Educate to Innovate with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Project’.
Executive Director of YBF, Mr Seth Oteng, in a statement celebrating International Teachers Day and National Best Teacher Award Scheme said, “We appreciate the STEM Bridge Teachers Volunteer Corps for the sacrifice and commitment that have helped to improve the performance of students in Mathematics and Science under the Educate To Innovate With STEM Project for the past two years.”
He further noted that the sacrifices and volunteerism demonstrated by the teachers under the project are crucial in improving student performances in STEM subject areas in the coastal districts of the Western Region under the Tullow funded STEM Project.
Touching on the global theme of this year’s World Teachers Day, “Young Teachers: The future of Professions”, the YBF Executive Director stated that, standards relating to education, personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions are a collective responsibility and can only thrive on an investment into Ghana’s human capital, specifically the youth through quality teaching in the areas of STEM.
He therefore called for a multi-stakeholder approach among the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ministry of Education, traditional authorities, corporate bodies and parents to invest in the education of the youth.
He commended Tullow Ghana Limited, the funders of the STEM Project for their support and assistance under the project.
Educate to Innovate with STEM is a three-year project funded by Tullow Ghana and implemented by the YBF, in the six coastal districts of the Western Region.
The project which is strategically located to benefit communities where Tullow’s operations are mostly felt is also aimed at exposing students to new approaches to Science and Mathematics and addressing the negative misconceptions of some students about these core subject areas.